RNCM Festival programme

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by James Yelland, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    I see the RNCM Festival of Brass programme has been released. Lots of goodies on show - am looking forward to a new cornet concerto by Arthur Butterworth, another chance to hear Peter Meechan's Macbeth, and two oldies which deserve to be heard again - Music for a Brass Band (Martin Dalby) and Countdown (Paul Patterson). And of course there is the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble too.

    Given that Derek Bourgeois is one of the featured composers, it's disappointing that we aren't going to hear the 2nd Concerto (although the 1st Concerto and the Concerto Grosso are on offer). And given the Shakespearean theme, an opportunity has been missed to play Phyllis Tate's delightful suite, Illustrations.

    But I'm being picky. Still looks like a great line-up of music.
  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Where is the list located?
  3. Kjata

    Kjata Member

    Where did you get the list from?
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    It was in British Bandsman dated 9th October.

    Incidentally, I presume the Butterworth piece is the concerto Op 93 "Alla Veneziana", in which case it is not a new work, dating from 1994.

    It looks to be a good programme, not least for the chance to hear Fodens play Philip Sparke's "Sea Pictures" that had to be dropped before due to lack of rehearsal time. Only sorry it's in Manchester and not London :(

    Tickets from the RNCM Box Ofice: 0161 907 5555; email: box.office@rncm.ac.uk
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  5. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Hi, the details are in the current edition of Brass Band World magazine.
  6. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Yes, it is that piece - I misread it as being new. Still, it was written in the same year as Sea Pictures, and it's only now that we have a recording of it (unless you know of any earlier ones)?
  7. Kjata

    Kjata Member

    Are we playing Blitz and Paganini at the festival?
    Clearly you know more than me!! ;)
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Blitz is in the Black Dyke programme, but can't see Paganini anywhere.

    Concert details are also on the RNCM website, but no programme listings.
  9. Andy Moore

    Andy Moore Member

    What are Leyland playing?
  10. leylandband

    leylandband Member

    Now, Andy, you'll just have to wait until our copy of BBW arrives for that information!
  11. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Dobson: "Lock Horns" & "...and when the river told..."
    Bourgeois: "Forest of Dean"
    Meechan: "Macbeth"
    Harper: "The Witch of the Westmorelands"
    Pankhurst: "Midnight" (Philipe Schwartz, euphonium)
    Holst: "Moorside Suite"
  12. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    you can get a recording of sea pictures on the 1995 European CD played by wileobroek
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    . . . or on the new Fodens cd entited . . . . . . . "Sea Pictures" ;)
  14. Andy Moore

    Andy Moore Member

    Thanks a lot.
  15. BariPower

    BariPower Member

    "...and when the river told..." - is this the test piece for the Scotish Open ?
  16. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  17. BariPower

    BariPower Member

    Nice one, I like his stuff but can't make it up to the open for a listen.
  18. Smalley

    Smalley New Member


    looking forward to attending the rncm after a number of years absence. After looking at the pieces being performed by each band why are Dyke not playing a Meechan piece if he is one of the featured composers, i though he use to be the bands composer in residence?